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New University of Lincoln International Study Centre Officially Opened

01 February 2012

University of Lincoln and Study Group staff were recently welcomed to an event to celebrate the opening of a brand new facility by May Stuart, Vice Chancellor and James Pitman, MD Study Group, Higher Education UK and Europe.

The new facility houses both the International Study Centre and the University’s International Office, integrating two key areas of provision for international students. 

It represents a further stage in major new developments on the campus which, in the last few weeks, has seen the opening of the brand new School of Engineering, in collaboration with Siemens Turbomachinery Ltd.

Lincoln can now boast a state-of-the-art campus, set in a truly historic town, complete with ancient cathedral.

Addressing invited guests at the event, ISC student, Christhian Rojas from Peru commented on his experiences so far:

"The new agreement between the University of Lincoln and Siemens, the German multinational company, was one of the main reasons why I decided to come to Lincoln. Studying in Lincoln means international students can improve their English skills, and living in a small town helps us to be more focused on studies – you are not distracted by all the attractions that big cities can offer. In my first week, it wasn’t hard to find my way through the city because most of places are within walking distances of the University. 

"Study Group staff at the ISC helped us to integrate to the life in Lincoln and as well in the Uni. They gave us introductory talks and presentations to let us know about the main traditions in culture and gastronomy – for example what is an English breakfast? They gave us some tours in the city so we can find our main needs such as supermarkets, shops, restaurants, post office, and helped us open a bank account. Furthermore, the ISC staff helped us to register for classes, and for some students, helped to get their accommodation. I like to get involved with extra-curricular activities so I join to the ISG Committee where we try to create social activities for international students to integrated more in the social aspect in their Uni life here in Lincoln. We had some activities last term like the international buffet and other social activities for everyone to get to know each other."

With the help of staff at the ISC, Christhian is now fully enjoying student life at Lincoln. He plans to study Mechanical Engineering, once he has achieved the required grades on his International Year One programme at the ISC.

For more details on the degree preparation programmes available at the University of Lincoln ISC, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

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